Stopover in Frankfurt
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 28, 2012 9:33 AM Last Post By: i_cu_jimmy
Aug 17, 2012 12:11 PM
Stopover in FrankfurtIf you had a 4-5 day stopover in Frankfurt around Christmas time, how would you spend it? I was thinking of spending most of my time in Berlin since I've always wanted to go there. I've been to Munich (long time ago). Any other nearby cities that you would recommend? To be honest, I'm not sure what there is to see and do in Frankfurt so I haven't really considered spending time there. Please advise!
Aug 17, 2012 11:49 PM
1So why have you planned 4 nights there? 4 nights is not a stopover it is a stay. Are you going to Berlin before or after either way there are plenty of cities on route where you can stay for two or three nights.
Aug 18, 2012 7:08 AM
2http://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/cms/tourismussuite/en/tourist_information_frankfurt/frankfurt_visitor_tourism_office.html start here to see what there is to do in Frankfurt, if you come before christmas there will be a christmas market too.
If you like to visit a spa consider this http://www.taunus-therme.de/en/index.html specially if you have snow it's fun to swim outside, just don't get your hair wet before going out.
You also could take a day trip to Mainz http://www.mainz.de/WGAPublisher/online/html/default/hpkr-5nkgnz.en.html it's only about a 30 min train ride away.
Aug 18, 2012 10:10 AM
Aug 18, 2012 6:24 PM
4I don't quite understand a stopover in Frankfurt either - I'd leave Frankfurt and go see some Christmas market towns - easy to get to by train - I guess that depends on whether it is before or after Christmas.
Aug 19, 2012 5:54 PM
5Thanks for those who actually answered my question. I don't think it really matters why I'm in Frankfurt for 4-5 days, the question is what I should do with that time. But if you must know, Lufthansa's hub is Frankfurt and the plan is/was to visit Berlin (my heart was set on going there as I've always wanted to visit) but now I'm not sure if that's a good idea because it's 5 hours away and I'm already on limited time, so I was wondering what other options are available. Frankfurt is a stopover for me which I'm thinking of extending depending on what options I have - I'm not sure if I would extend it on the way to my destination (before xmas) or back (after xmas), preference is after.
What are exactly Christmas markets? Not really into Christmas hoopla - I want to spend time exploring the city (by foot), museums, learning a bit about the history, etc.
Aug 20, 2012 1:27 AM
6I was thinking of spending most of my time in Berlin since I've always wanted to go there
the plan is/was to visit Berlin (my heart was set on going there as I've always wanted to visit)
Seems to me like you have answered your own question already. If you seriously have always wanted to go there, the distance from Frankfurt shouldn't matter. Buy your train tickets in advance and off you go.
What are exactly Christmas markets?
Err... Rows of stands selling Christmas paraphernalia, Gluehwein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulled_wine), all sorts of street food and so on. Quite an interesting sight, even if you're not really into "Christmas hoopla".
Aug 20, 2012 4:22 AM
Aug 20, 2012 6:59 AM
Oct 28, 2012 9:33 AM
Here is a detailed run-down of Frankfurt. I would recommend Sachsenhausen for a social evening. Also the little suburb of Hochst is interesting as it survived the Allied carpet bombing in WW2 and therefore has original buildings
Guide to Frankfurt
Heidelberg is worth a visit, that would be a terrific place at Xmas I reckon.
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